The Value of Berries and Other Items in Pokemon Go part 2 - This Mama Loves

The Value of Berries and Other Items in Pokemon Go – PART 2

Why should you play Pokemon Go? There are a surprising number of benefits to playing this game that's sweeping the nation!   Having a grand time playing the Pokemon Go app yet? If you haven’t already tried this amazing free game app available on most Android and IOS portable devices, you’ve got to get crackin’ [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party #25

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party 25 (This Mama Loves)

I'm happy to report we've all survived the first week of summer vacation.  I may have screwed up my son's hair (there's video footage on Facebook) but it ended up looking pretty cool and he's happy as a clam with it.  We've also been cooking up some fun recipes like the Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl [...]

Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Strawberry Yogurt Breakfast Bowl / This Mama Loves

This yogurt breakfast bowl recipe is sponsored by General Mills through Acorn Influence. School is finally out and it's the first week of summer break.  That means the kids can slow down a little and not have to rush out of the house every morning, right?  Wrong!  This morning, and 3 mornings this week, Ella [...]

Taco Pasta Salad

Taco Pasta Salad Recipe - This Mama Loves Blog

Taco Pasta Salad I feel sometimes like everyone has their "dish" they bring to all gatherings. Something they are known for and everyone loves. Well, except for me. No one ever makes a specific request from me and so I'm often left wanting something a little fun to bring, like a new twist on an [...]

Tube Free is Right for Me. And You, Too!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube Free. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you seen Scott Tube-Free bath tissue? It's like the best thing since sliced bread.  It's not because you can get a coupon to try it and save your dollars.  It's not because there’s no wasteful tube to toss [...]

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad

Parmesan Basil Quinoa Salad Recipe / This Mama Loves

Using quinoa in a cold salad for summer time is a great way to mix it up from the expected pasta salads you always see and still have something similar that is really tasty and the people will love. You can make almost any of your favorite pasta salads into a quinoa one very easily [...]

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Thoughtful Last Minute Gift Ideas - This Mama Loves

Thoughtful Last Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas Father’s Day is sneaking up fast! Did you forget to get a gift, or haven’t’ had time to something special? Dad doesn’t want the finest thing money has to offer; he wants to feel loved on his special day. Here are some thoughtful last minute Father’s Day Gift [...]

Summer Survival Tips for Parents

Summer Survival Tips for Parents / This Mama Loves

The kids are home for the summer in just a few days now! While the prospect of 10 weeks with no homework and no scheduled days seems exciting to the kids, it's not quite the same for me as their mom. I need to keep in mind that we'll be doing a lot of activities, [...]

Weight Loss Program: Starting Jenny Craig


I’ve been wanting to get back into being healthier and part of that meant finding a way to be held accountable for doing so. I’m at a lifetime-high weight (or was a week ago, I’ll know tomorrow what the change is if anything) and feeling horrible. I don’t want to sugar coat it (ironic phrase [...]

Delicious Dishes Recipes Link Party #24

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  School is O U T for the summer! While we're still adjusting to the bliss of no crazy schedule and activities all day every day, we're loving the relaxed feeling of summer and ready for a lot of fun and some yummy food.  With Fourth of July just a few weeks away, we thought [...]

Patriotic Pudding Pops

Patriotic Pudding Pops recipe Hero this mama loves

I saw patriotic red, white and blue M&Ms at Target a few weeks ago. I saw other things, but these got me giddy. (The red, white and blue Skittles were also a fun find!). I *am* seeing these available on Amazon and other online retailers but the price is significantly higher than what I paid [...]